Questions tagged [soft-sci-fi]

Soft science fiction is a term for works in the science fiction genre which do not apply a rigourous scientific model for the universe. It can also be used to describe work where the science fiction aspect is incidental to the story (the same story could be told without the science fiction elements).

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Trying to remember the title of a sci-fi book I read in the 80's? [duplicate]

I read this sci-fi book back around 1987 that my father had finished. My memory of the book is sadly very limited, but the emotion of enjoying it string prompting me to try and remember it. My clear ...
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What movie is this? Alien living as humans

I can't remember the name of this movie, but is old, from the 1960's or 70's. It was about a community hidden out in the boonies. Maybe farmers. A couple visits this community, probably to study them. ...
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Story Identification: Sci-fi love story, where love is dictated by a computer

I'm looking for the title/author of a short story. The story begins with a young man who is living in some sort of computer-controlled utopia, and he is very upset because the computer informed him ...
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Short story with space cannibals and a missionary

Trying to find a short story I read a long time ago: A Christian missionary travels to a planet populated by humans (or human-looking aliens) to spread the good word. The natives welcome him and ...
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Film in which people can time-travel to relive the biggest world disasters; main character changes a destiny, saving many people

I saw a film about 10 years ago. It was about people that could live the biggest disasters in the world that had happened again. They could travel in time and see these disasters. There were some ...
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Man lost on planet becomes frightened of own reflection.

There's this guy who's on another planet. I can't remember why or how, but he's become separated from his companions (and spaceship) and is lost. He becomes convinced that there's some kind of monster ...
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What poetic old detective noir book has mutants smuggled out of a ghetto being blackmailed?

Years ago I read this old science fiction book that was written in a poetic noir style, and I remember bits of the plot, but not any names to google. Could you help me find it? It was from my Dad's ...
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Name of science fiction book (part of series)

Setting on a planet divided between a primitive human culture with emerging psi powers, an insectoid (ecological, biological) hive race and a "digger" (underground) race. Keeping balance by ...
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Help I an trying to find a series of books i read as a kid from the 60's/70's or even 80's

I am looking for a science fiction series I read as a kid. It was about a boy who built his own robot and several other adventures. I really can't remember the name or anything and I tried asking my ...
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Help identifying a book about a planet with a regent who could kill via a wireless signal to a brain implant

I think it was a three-book saga, in the first one there was an ongoing invasion of a race of creatures who kidnapped women for breeding, but there was a regent or magistrate who nobody knew, who ...
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A book about a boy searching for his missing father, the spaceship navigator

I read a scifi book back in the late 1970's or early 1980's but I think it was written much earlier, possibly in the 1950's or 1960's. It was the story of a (possibly teenage) boy (whose name may have ...
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What is the name of…sci/fi trilogy…aliens invade earth and kids destroy their domes

I hope someone can help; I read this trilogy in 1970(!) about aliens that invaded earth. Because they couldn't breathe our air, they contained their cities under large domes. In the end, the main ...
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looking for a short story about a college/high school kid who lives billion of years and witnesses the end of the universe

A few years ago I read a great online short scifi story about a boy (either in high school or college) who kept wondering what the point of life is. The story then describes how immortality became ...
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Trying to recall a sci-fi book I read in the '70s

When I was a teen, in the '70s, I recall reading a sci-fi book about an arctic discovery. I seem to recall that explorers had found the remnants of an ancient civilization, and I think had found one ...
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Any relevance to the title “The Young Unicorns”?

The Young Unicorns, is a part of a set of stories about the Austin Family. I just recently read the book and there is absolutely no reference to unicorns at all in the book. There is a lot of science ...
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Did Stephen King write more sci-fi stories like “The Langoliers”? [closed]

I love Stephen King's writing style, but his tendency towards religious fantasy themes always put me off and killed my suspension of disbelief. Of all his stories that I've read, "The Langoliers" is ...